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Mike Nowakowski 03-17-2009 08:00 PM

Floppy Drive issues
 
I recently changed the motherboard of the 97 Gateway with a year older motherboard it didint work so i put the origional back in it and when i went to use the floppy drive i inserted a floppy disk in it and it said there was none in ther, the drives light is always on i dont know what to do.

Mike

nevermind1534 03-17-2009 09:10 PM

Re: Flopy Drive isshues
 
Is the ribbon cable in all the way and connected the rigt way (not flipped around)?

Atomic Rooster 03-17-2009 09:26 PM

Re: Flopy Drive isshues
 
Yup, sounds like the cable is connected wrong as nevermind suggested.

Tommy Boy 03-17-2009 09:52 PM

Re: Flopy Drive isshues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nevermind1534 (Post 910670)
Is the ribbon cable in all the way and connected the rigt way (not flipped around)?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster (Post 910673)
Yup, sounds like the cable is connected wrong as nevermind suggested.

These guys are correct, when the light is on all the time on a floppy drive it means the ribbon cable is flipped around. Unhook one end and flip it around and plug it back in. also make sure that the end where the twist in the cable is closest to is plugged into the floppy drive itself.

Hid_Enigma 03-17-2009 10:04 PM

Re: Floppy Drive issues
 
it may also be possible for the drive to have died.

dude_56013 03-17-2009 10:24 PM

Re: Floppy Drive issues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hid_Enigma (Post 910689)
it may also be possible for the drive to have died.

Not really with a steady light. I've had this problem as well, it seems as if you have your cable backwards as the others have suggested.

bobjane26 03-18-2009 01:00 AM

Re: Floppy Drive issues
 
what do people use floppy drives for these days

dude_56013 03-18-2009 02:15 AM

Re: Floppy Drive issues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bobjane26 (Post 910723)
what do people use floppy drives for these days

Nothing much. The occasional flashing of a BIOS with MBs that don't support an upgrade from a flash/jump drive.

Jake Harris 03-18-2009 08:10 AM

Re: Floppy Drive issues
 
But, Dont most motherboard's support Upgrade's from a flash/jump drive? Or do only the people who own older model's of motherboard's use them?

dude_56013 03-18-2009 10:11 AM

Re: Floppy Drive issues
 
Mostly only newer models support flashing BIOS from a jump/usb drive. In this case, theres no way his Gateway would support flashing from a usb drive; hence the need for a floppy (amongst other things...like file backups :p hahaha)


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